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Beyond Heaven's River

By: Greg Bear
Narrated by: Ray Chase
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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Yoshio Kawashita is a great warrior until aliens whisk him away during World War II. They put him on a desolate planet far from his home, where he is destined to remain forever, leaving him alone in his new hell. Then Anna Nestor appears. This empress does not see planets as homes for their inhabitants; she sees exploitable real estate. At first, Anna Nestor views Kawashita as a sideshow attraction until they fall in love. But the two cannot be free until they find out who kidnapped Kawashita and why.

©1980 Greg Bear (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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First Experience

This is the first book by Greg Bear I ever read and I can't decide what to say.

This book is filled with ups and downs. Some moments are interesting, some are blend, some are typical cliche and some are interesting because they are blend typical cliche.

It is hard to find the proper audience for this book, you can call it universal, but by trying to fit everyone it became mediocrity
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Despite the good story, it feels gloomy and leaves bad aftertaste.

IMHO 9 out of 10 people will give the same rating as I did.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful